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What is the Fashion Industry Doing to the Environment?

For one thing the dye from blue jeans is being washed away into rivers and oceans.

In addition, rivers and the land that crops are cultivated in are toxic as a result of clothing manufacturing in areas such as China, Bangladesh and India. 104 more words

Environment

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EnviroWatch: Outbreaks, nukes, GMOs, toxins

We’re really cheery in this edition. . .or not.

Consider first this from CBC News:

Ebola outbreak: More than doctors needed to contain West Africa’s unprecedented crisis…

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Politics

Livestock Feeds - An Investment Opportunity in Agriculture

The agricultural transformation agenda of the federal government is taking shape with many investors looking for ways of keying into it and benefit.

Government commitment’s towards making the agriculture sector the mainstay of the economy is not in doubt given pronouncements of President Goodluck Jonathan and the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. 313 more words

Wassup Africa

India’s Environment Minister puts field trials of GM crops ‘on hold’

New Delhi Television online reports that the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM) and the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh – farmers – met India’s Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar yesterday to protest against the permission given by the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) on July 18 to field trials of 15 GM crops, including rice, mustard, cotton, chickpea and brinjal. 27 more words

Agriculture

White House Issues Bold Climate Change Warning

The White House said Tuesday in releasing a report meant to bolster a series of actions President Barack Obama has proposed to address global warming that putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the United States more in the long run. 470 more words

Climate Change

My Ethiopian Adventure--on the Road to Lalibela, Part One

Although the Sunny Side Hotel’s rooms in Kombolcha seem elemental to say the least, the food there is some of the best I had in Ethiopia.   473 more words

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